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12:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Illinois A.G. Leads Multi-State Investigation Into Target Breach

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning consumers to monitor more than just their credit card statements in the wake of big data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus stores.

Madigan, along with Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, is leading a multi-state investigation into the Target breach.

Target revealed in early January that names, addresses, and phone numbers were among the information stolen, increasing the risk of identity theft.

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Politics
5:22 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

McCaskill Holds Hearing On 'Kafkaesque' Credit Report System

McCaskill demonstrates a point during the hearing using her iPhone.
Screenshot from a Senate stream of the hearing.

Millions of consumers have an error on their credit report. In response, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri held a hearing Tuesday on the consumer report industry.

One out of every five consumers has an error on at least one of their major credit reports, according to a study released a few months ago by the Federal Trade Commission. Those errors can cause consumers to pay more or be denied credit or housing.

McCaskill, who recently became chairman of the Senate subcommittee on consumer protection, called the system “kafkaesque.”

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St. Louis Public Radio on Marketplace Money
11:57 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Cleaning up your credit score

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Credit score got you down? You can boost your score by hiring a credit clean-up service.

In case you missed it, check out this story from our own Adam Allington for Marketplace Money on how a couple hundred dollars investment can result in big savings in mortgages and other loans.